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Nick is a Partner in the M&A and Corporate Finance team in London. Nick has a varied corporate practice, acting for companies and financial intermediaries on public and private M&A transactions, IPOs and secondary fundraisings and advising companies on general company law and regulatory issues.

He has over twenty years' experience working as a transactional lawyer across a broad range of sectors, with recent experience advising companies in the financial services, real estate, technology and business services sectors.

Practices

Representative Experience

  • Advised the shareholders of independent Lloyds insurance broker, Alston Gayler, on the sale of Alston Gayler to leading specialist insurance and reinsurance broker, Miller. 
  • Advised independent mid-market infrastructure investment manager, Ancala Partners, on two purchases of assets from the Kelda Water Group.
  • Advised Ancala on its contested £78.5 million takeover offer for Dee Valley Group plc, the listed water company. Unusually, the bid was structured as a combined scheme of arrangement and contractual offer under rule 14 of the Takeover Code for the two classes of listed shares in Dee Valley and then, when the bid became competitive switched to two parallel contractual offers.
  • Advised Everglen Capital Pty on its US$102m sale block trade sale of shares in Transaction Capital Limited, the JSE-listed financial services group.
  • Advised Panmure Gordon & Co, the City stockbroking firm, on the recommended offer by Qinvest, the Qatar private investment fund and Atlas, an investment fund founded by Bob Diamond.
  • Advised in relation to Endeavour Mining’s acquisition of Avnel, by way of a Canadian securities laws-compliant Guernsey scheme of arrangement, in an all-share transaction.
  • Advised LabTech Investments on its £892.5 million recommended cash offer for Market Tech Holdings.
  • Advised BCA Marketplace on its £1.9bn recommended takeover by TDR Capital.
  • Advised the majority shareholder of Safecharge International on the $889m acquisition of Safecharge by Nuvei Corp.
  • Advised Flybe on its formal sales process, sale of operating subsidiaries and takeover by Connect Airways (a consortium comprised of Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Group and Cyrus Capital).
  • Advised MTAA Super on the sale of its interests in the Deepwater Container Terminal Gdańsk to PSA International, the Polish Development Fund and IFM Investors for an aggregate sale price of over €1bn.